TUSCARAWAS -- The second annual Winterfest, sponsored by Zeisberger Trail and Parks and the Mud Run Streamkeepers, is set for Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tuscarawas Village Community Center, located at 212 Cherry St., Tuscarawas, and will present a number of fun and free activities for the whole family.
Participating in this year's event are several groups including Zeisberger Trail and Parks, Mud Run Streamkeepers, Healthy Tusc, The Tuscarawas County Historical Society, Buckhorn Buckshots 4-H Club, the Tuscarawas County Public Library and the Tuscarawas County Writer's Guild. The Warwick Lions Club will be providing free eye screenings as well as food for the free lunch stand. Trinity Hospital Twin City will be giving free health screenings for Glucose, Cholesterol and blood pressure readings. Fasting is recommended for a 10-12 hour period prior to the glucose and cholesterol testing.
Also during the day, free games (with prizes) and activities will be available for the kids as well as craft projects.
There will be door prizes for all ages. The Warwick Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Tuscarawas Village Police Department will also be on hand.
"This year, the Mud Run Streamkeepers is playing a bigger role in their sponsorship of Winterfest by providing all the kid's prizes and many of the door prizes." explained ZTAP President Joe Krocker. "We are hoping to build on our success from last year and having more groups providing information and activities, as well as more families enjoying this free event."
Krocker noted that volunteers for the event and door prizes are still needed and appreciated. Krocker can be contacted at email@example.com or 740-922-1653 or contact Lucy Pierce, of the Mud Run Streamkeepers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-859-1050.
The Mud Run Streamkeepers is a program initiative of Rural Action, a member-based development organization working to revitalize Appalachian Ohio. The Zeisberger Trail and Parks Group formed in 2011 to plan, build and maintain trails and parks in Tuscarawas and the surrounding communities.
For information on the groups, go to www.ztap.org and www.facebook.com/MudRunWatershed.